Several tons of scrap caught fire in a residual waste sorting plant in Münster on Tuesday morning. Residents were warned of “nuisance odor and smoke precipitation” via the Nina warning app. “Health impairments cannot be ruled out,” the warning said. According to the fire department, there were no injuries.

According to a fire department spokesman, a fire alarm system was triggered around 6:20 a.m. There are a good 150 firefighters on duty. As the fire brigade announced on Twitter, the residual waste burned in an area of ​​around 5000 square meters. The cause of fire was unclear for the moment.